Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Andermatt is the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts, whatever the time of year. In winter, the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, central Switzerland's largest ski resort, is the perfect place for cross-country skiing, winter hiking and snowshoeing.
For a long time the Ursern valley was an important starting point for the crossing of the Alps. It connected northern and southern Europe via the Gotthard Pass, the west via the Furka Pass and the east via the Oberalp Pass. The importance of the region was demonstrated mainly by the fact that in order to cross the Alps travellers only had to cross but one pass, the Gotthard. This advantage was of great importance in all epochs. As early as 1200, the Schöllenen Gorge, which was difficult to walk through, was opened up with two wooden bridges, the "Twärren" Bridge and the"Stiebender Steg" Devil's Bridge with the technical skills most probably coming from the Walser people. Finally, the Schöllenen Gorge no longer had to be troublesomely bypassed.